Who We Are
We are one in the body of Christ. We, as a community of faith, have much to share about God's love in Jesus Christ right here in Woodbury.
Together, and in our individual lives, we worship, pray, learn, share and are witness to the living Lord in the world. Visit St. Stephen’s to find faith in action: meaningful worship in a moving setting, opportunity for personal spiritual growth, a chance to serve others and fellowship.
Affirmation of Welcome
In response to the overwhelming love of God, we stand in awe of the wideness of God’s mercy. In faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, mindful of our Lutheran emphasis on grace, and rejoicing in the celebration of our shared baptismal journey, we welcome all who are seeking God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or relationship status. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that too often divides us. Our unity is in Christ.
Our mission statement
Graced by the love of God through Word and Sacrament to be a caring community of believers, the fellowship of St. Stephen's is called:
to support one another in growth in faith
to share in the mission of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and
to reach out in witness and in service to the communities to which we belong as one in the body of Christ
Our partners in mission
Christus Lutheran Church- Camden, New Jersey
Emmanuel Lutheran Parish- Katutura, Namibia
ELCA- God's work. Our hands. St. Stephen's is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation
NJ Synod- The New Jersey Synod geographical groups ELCA congregations sharing the mission and ministry of the Church in New Jersey. It is one of 65 synods of the ELCA
GWCM- Ten local faith communities join cooperatively as the Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries to serve many needs in the local community